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assume

US [əˈsum]
UK [əˈsjuːm]
  • v.假设;假定;认为;假装
  • Web承担;设想;采取
Simple Present:assumes  Present Participle:assuming  Past Tense:assumed  
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v.
1.
假定;假设;认为to think or accept that sth is true but without having proof of it
It is reasonable to assume (that) the economy will continue to improve.
认为经济将继续好转是有道理的。
Let us assume for a moment that the plan succeeds.
咱们暂时假设计划成功。
She would, he assumed, be home at the usual time.
他认为,她会在通常时间回到家的。
It is generally assumed that stress is caused by too much work.
普遍认为,紧张是工作过重所致。
Don't always assume the worst(= that sth bad has happened) .
别总往最坏处想。
In this example we have assumed a unit price of $10.
在这个例子中,我们已假定单价为 10 元。
I had assumed him to be a Belgian.
我本以为他是比利时人。
2.
~ sth
承担(责任);就(职);取得(权力)to take or begin to have power or responsibility
The court assumed responsibility for the girl's welfare.
法庭承担了保障这个女孩福利的责任。
Rebel forces have assumed control of the capital.
反叛武装力量已控制了首都。
3.
~ sth
呈现(外观、样子);显露(特征)to begin to have a particular quality or appearance
This matter has assumed considerable importance.
这件事看来相当重要。
In the story the god assumes the form of an eagle.
在这个故事中神以鹰的形象出现。
4.
~ sth
装出;假装to pretend to have a particular feeling or quality
He assumed an air of concern.
他装出关心的样子。

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